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how to entertain your niece for two and a half hours.

this is lylli. 20140808-210053-75653670.jpg she’s one of the most creative, energetic and interesting girls i’ve ever met.  she also talks like an adult most of the time and has the sense of timing of a seasoned comedian.  we spent an afternoon together last week and craziness ensued.


first, frozen yogurt.  little girls love fro yo.  and big girls love it too.  my favorite in town is orange leaf.  yum. yum.

then, turn on netflix for a movie.  but just watch the first twenty minutes.  and luckily, your niece will tell you everything that’s going to happen anyway so you don’t really need to watch too closely.

craft time with my niece
our finished products!

up next: an art project.  the messier the better.  we did a collage with magazine clippings, stickers, and drawings.

then, it’s time for some toe nail polish painting.  add a couple coats of glitter for her mama to struggle to take off in a couple weeks.

while the nails are finishing drying, discuss some beauty tips.  but limit them to basic eyeshadows, lip glosses, and perfume.

after that, allow her to chase your cats around the apartment until the slow, fat one gives in and accepts the love.  struggle for two minutes to get a picture of it.

luca and lylli
luca begrudgingly accepting lylli’s love.

finish with some yoga.  complete no less than eight sun salutations along with some random poses stuck in there.

don’t forget to laugh the entire time because you’ll never get these special moments back.  and there will be a time in the future when she won’t want to hang out with you anymore.

i love being an aunt
this picture pretty much sums up our relationship. 🙂

6 thoughts on “how to entertain your niece for two and a half hours.

  1. hi, sorry if this is a little strange, but i found this page through google and i was wondering if you are the artist of that little doodle at the bottom (the aunt/niece with their feet in the air.) if you aren’t, would you happen to know who is? i would love loce LOVE to get it tattooed but i want to ask the artists permission first.

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